Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.
The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!
We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?
Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Heaphy Track.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
48 Valid Reviews
The Heaphy Track experience has a total of 48 valid reviews. There are no invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 48 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Heaphy Track valid reviews is 89.58% and is based on 48 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
43 Face-to-Face Reviews
The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.
Within the 48 valid reviews, the experience has 43 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 43 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Heaphy Track face-to-face reviews is 88.84% and is based on 43 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.
Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.
Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.
Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.
|Jonas Neumann||10/10||1952 days||99%|
|Theresa Flach||9/10||1952 days||99%|
|Jonathan Maus||10/10||2259 days||79%|
|Robin Stamm||8/10||2268 days||74%|
|Quentin Neulens||10/10||2284 days||77%|
|Jonathan Maus||8/10||2284 days||73%|
|Stephanie Pope||9/10||2290 days||77%|
|Mia Gaynor||10/10||2296 days||77%|
|Timon Flick||8/10||2302 days||72%|
|Cosmo Hartuna||9/10||2311 days||76%|
|Nils Kissel||10/10||2313 days||75%|
|Fiona and Matthew||8/10||2321 days||71%|
|Florian Klein||1/10||2957 days||21%|
|Tina Hilbich||9/10||2987 days||31%|
|Sanne Meijer||9/10||2988 days||31%|
|Matt Sidaway||10/10||3051 days||27%|
|Clara Hayes||8/10||3059 days||25%|
|Trish Pope||10/10||3068 days||26%|
|Supiot Zudovic||10/10||3352 days||7%|
|Wayne Kerr||10/10||3357 days||7%|
|Ken Milligan||8/10||3357 days||6%|
|Paul Liecke||9/10||3372 days||6%|
|Stella Thoben||9/10||3372 days||6%|
|Karina Gratz||9/10||3374 days||6%|
|Bill and Noreen||10/10||3396 days||4%|
|Jessica Marling||9/10||3725 days||21%|
|Leander Siegert||7/10||3762 days||18%|
|Alfred & Henrike||10/10||3789 days||21%|
|Lydia McLean||10/10||3842 days||21%|
|Ross Mepham||10/10||4040 days||21%|
|Lorraine Leonard||10/10||4078 days||21%|
|Jane Cullum||8/10||4082 days||20%|
|Patrick Gloede||8/10||4084 days||20%|
|Daniel Dubach||10/10||4129 days||21%|
|Kerry Wood||8/10||4468 days||20%|
|Martina Bumiller||10/10||4805 days||21%|
|Viktoria Stoffel||8/10||4807 days||20%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Heaphy Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
The final ranking score once rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.